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Pixelmator, Beyonce, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Fargo' lead Apple's iTunes Best of 2014 awards

Apple on Monday debuted its curated list of the best content available from its various digital platforms, including apps, music, movies, books, podcasts and more.




Leading the way for the iPad was photo editing tool Pixelmator, a longtime Mac application that debuted on Apple's tablet in October. Top honors on the iPhone went to Elevate - Brain Training.

On the music front, Beyonce was the top artist, while "1989" by Taylor Swift was named the top album. "Guardians of the Galaxy" was recognized as the best blockbuster movie, while "Fargo" won "TV Show of the Year."

The full list of Apple's Best of 2014 is included below:

iPad apps


iPad App of the Year: Pixelmator
iPad Game of the Year: Monument Valley




iPhone apps


iPhone App of the Year: Elevate - Brain Training
iPhone Game of the Year: Threes!




Music


Best Artist: Beyonce
Best Album: "1989" - Taylor Swift
Best Song: "Fancy" (feat. Charli XCX) - Iggy Azalea
Best New Artist: Sam Smith, "In the Lonely Hour" (Deluxe Version)




Movies


Best Blockbuster: "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Best Family Movie: "The LEGO Movie"
Best Director: Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Best Discovery: "Obvious Child"




Television


TV Show of the Year: "Fargo"
Best Performances: "True Detective"
Best Discovery: "The Honorable Woman"
Best Breakthrough: "Key & Peele"




Podcasts


Best Classic Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Best New Podcast: Serial

Books


Favorite Fiction: "All the Light We Cannot See" - Anthony Doerr
Favorite Nonfiction: "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" - Jeff Hobbs